As organizations invest increasingly more money & resources into projects, making sure that you have the right projects, managed efficiently, reviewed regularly, and delivering what they promise is the essence of good Portfolio Planning & Management (PPM). Here are some of the key features of a robust and effective PPM process.
If the last two years have shown us anything, it is the importance of our technology to ensure we maintain productivity — and set our employees up for success. In this time, a functional hybrid or remote work model is crucial. But just how well is your organization doing in this area? Brad Anderson and Seth Patton's article for Harvard Business Review presents an opportunity for reflection on the state of our technology today.
There is no such thing as too much knowledge. Project management skills can benefit anyone, even those not in project management. In her article, Forbes writer Dana Brownlee provides 4 project management skills everyone should know.
Our Client was the brand-new CIO of a large organization. She was being bombarded with “feedback” from all directions about what she needed to “fix” in IT. Her gut said that IT needed to regroup and refocus, but how was she to know what the real problems were, what was working well, what was significant, and what was just “noise”?
Surveys can be powerful tools as they can unearth challenges, concerns, and suggestions from respondents. When developing a survey, we often solicit an open-ended response at the beginning before the respondent has had the chance to read about specific topics of the survey. Their feedback is therefore more likely to be spontaneous and unbiased.
This quote from Peter Drucker is definitely thought provoking. Process and workforce efficiencies will help improve the bottom line, but what if we are making efficient that which will not exist tomorrow?
Do you find yourself working on things that you know will not make a long-term difference?
Analytical business modeling helps predict business outcomes. However, it also requires an excellent understanding of the organization's processes and data. Building a great model is both science and art, as Wayne Eckerson asserts in his article for Search Business Analytics.
How good are your analytical models in predicting future outcomes?